The Benefits of Assisted Living

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, there are about 28,900 residential care communities servicing the aging American population. These communities aid the elderly who find it challenging to perform daily activities, such as meal...

Wisdom From a Friend With Dementia

This post originally appeared on the Ageucate Blog November 4, 2019. Dementia hit close to home for me recently. It had probably been six or so years since I had last seen a friend and former co-worker. He had fallen out of sight, and now I know why. I learned of his...

Tips from the Bubble Wrap Trenches

When people learn about my business as a senior move manager, they often respond by sharing how stressful and overwhelming they find the move process. One of the biggest sources of strain that accompanies a move or even just an effort to declutter a home is not being...

Understanding Medicaid

Medicaid is a government benefits program which pays for room, board and medical assistance in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or supportive living facility (SLF). Medicaid does not pay for services in an assisted living or independent living community. Medicaid is a...

The VA’s Best Kept Secret…

One very common question that comes across my desk on a daily basis is “Are there any benefits, other than Medicaid, to help pay for the care of my ___________ (insert: mom, dad, husband, wife, brother, sister, etc.)?” Typically, this is being asked because Medicaid...

Asking for a Friend

This article was originally published on the Intensive Karen Blog December 1, 2020 and is reblogged with the permission of the author. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Anonymous Why is it so...

One More Thing – Telling the People we Love

This article was originally published on the Intensive Karen Blog October 18, 2020 and is reblogged with the permission of the author. “Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.” – Shirley Temple Think about the people we love the most.  Remember...